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2020 Acura MDX, mystery flagship sedan leaked

Acura's next-generation MDX SUV and a mysterious large sedan have been uncovered by a curious owner. The owner of a current-generation RDX SUV was digging through the software on his car's infotainment system and came across pictures of the two models by accident. "I was digging around images in the com.android...

Honda E outputs confirmed

Power and torque figures for the Honda E, the company's first electric car targeted at developed markets, have been confirmed. The motor for the tiny hatchback delivers 110kW of power and over 300Nm of torque to the rear wheels. With its previously announced 35.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the E has a claimed driving range of over 200 kilometres on a full charge...

Honda launches 50 Years Editions

Honda Australia is celebrating 50 years Down Under, and to honour the milestone the company has introduced ‘50 Years Edition’ versions of its most popular model lines. Available on the Civic, CR-V, HR-V and Jazz, the 50 Years Edition package brings extra features and equipment on the models on which they’re based for a nominal price increase...

Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above)...

2020 Honda E drivetrain details revealed

Honda has revealed sparing details about its first pure-electric car for developed markets, the inventively-named E, and its brand new platform. Although the company has yet to reveal the power and torque outputs of the motor, we know it's mounted on the rear axle and powers the rear wheels. It's connected to a 35...

Honda Civic +Luxe hatch on sale for $29,990 drive-away

Honda Australia has announced the Civic +Luxe hatchback, which gets a handful of upgrades to offer what it's describing as "affordable luxury". Based on the VTi-S grade (from $24,490 before on-roads), the +Luxe gains leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, metallic or pearlescent paint as standard, along with '+Luxe' badging...

2020 Honda E order books open... for some markets

Order books for the hotly-anticipated Honda E city electric vehicle have opened in the UK, Germany, Norway and France, ahead of the car's production debut in the second quarter of 2020. A dedicated online platform has been launched, allowing keen customers to reserve their place in the production queue with a refundable deposit. In the UK, that's £800 ($1490)...

CarAdvice podcast 152: Taking a ride in the 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney with Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell for the hatchback mega test! A bonus podcast is available below this article or on your podcast apps. In car news, the Honda Civic Type R has broken a Bathurst record, 2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs have been released, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been introduced by Toyota in Australia, and Lamborghini has restored the Muira from The Italian Job...

Honda Architecture: Flexible platform to debut in 2020

In a speech this week Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda, gave a broad outline of the company's near-term plans, including a new global architecture, cost cutting, and electrification measures. The headline announcement is the new Honda Architecture, which seems to be a scalable platform or module set similar to Volkswagen's MQB and Toyota's TNGA...

Honda E: Electric city hatch gets a name

Honda has confirmed its first all-electric car for developed markets will be known simply as the E, eschewing the Urban EV nomenclature of its concept predecessor. The company has provided few details thus far about the Honda E, but it has promised it will have a driving range of over 200km and, using a fast charger, can be topped up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes...

Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button

The Honda Civic Type R has set a blistering but unofficial lap record for a road-legal hot hatch at Mount Panorama Bathurst, posting a time of 2 minutes 35.207 in the hands of Formula 1 ace Jenson Button. The 2009 Formula 1 world champion flew into Australia on a secret mission to do the timed run on Easter Monday, while the circuit was closed following the previous day’s six-hour production car race...